so we are planning a return trip to Minnesota to see our dear friends (although some of our dear friends will be in Michigan while we are in Minnesota...how ironic and what a bummer!)
But for those friends that are going to be there, I am whipping up a "project" for our Girl's Night Out.
I was inspired by Bevy of Bangles for this latest craze of mine. I have been knitting up a slew of these bangles to be felted. Yes, even knitting one up on the ferry to Mackinaw Island. The little two year old sitting next to me was mesmerized. I have been experimenting with different wools and some non felting fibers, just to see what happens. Here are a few of the bangles before felting. By the way, I have changed the pattern a smidge. Instead of the technique listed in the instructions for forming the circle, I use the Kitchener stitch instead. It gives a smoother join. Check out knitty's instructions for the kitchener stitch.
Once they are felted they look like this..........
How does a Girl's Night Out play into these bangles you ask?......we will embellish these little gems with more fibers....or beads...or whatever the ladies decide. I have bought some thick embroidery floss to use to wrap around the bangles. It will be fun to sit around, embellishing, catching up, laughs and I am guessing a delish cocktail to enhance the embellishing!